Getting Started in Study Abroad
Congratulations! You've already begun the process of your study abroad experience by doing a little research.
See our list below for tips on how to continue your journey.
- Read through the study abroad webpages to become familiar with upcoming study abroad programs and financial support opportunities. Students should have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above (although students may apply if their GPA is 2.0 or above).
- Meet with an International Programs team member. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment or stop in Student Involvement, SC118.
- Apply for your passport. Even if you don't study abroad it is helpful to have a passport, which is valid for 10 years. Check out the Passport page for more details on how to apply.
- Build your budget and check out financial aid and scholarships. For students interested in finding out what financial aid may be available to use towards study abroad, contact a Financial Aid Advisor. Check out the Financial Support page for additional opportunities.
- Apply! Be sure to submit your application and supporting documents by the deadline (September for Winter programs, February for Summer programs - actual dates are shared in the Available Programs section).
- Prepare! Attend the required pre-departure orientation meetings, ask questions, and learn all you can about the new culture. The meetings are scheduled after participants are accepted into the study abroad program.
- Pack your bags, have an open mind, and get excited about your life changing journey!